Autographed Michael Jordan bat rediscovered in car trunk

A game-used bat autographed by Michael Jordan sat forgotten in a car trunk for 13 years. | Scott Troyanos/AP The baseball bat was neglected and forgotten, sitting in a car trunk for 13 years. The autographed baseball bat was neglected and forgotten, sitting in a car trunk for 13 years, and never displayed in a […]

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White Sox positioned for plenty of individual awards

White Sox manager Rick Renteria takes notes during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) | AP Photos Manager Rick Renteria, first baseman Jose Abreu, shortstop Tim Anderson, center fielder Luis Robert all building strong cases The White Sox media relations department […]

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Los Angeles Angels owner says it’s ‘very necessary’ to vote for Trump

Arte Moreno, the owner of the Los Angeles Angels baseball team, said  Monday that “it’s very necessary” to re-elect the president. “We all know where we’ve been,” Moreno, a fourth-generation Mexican American, said during a “Latinos for Trump” roundtable at the in Phoenix Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, according to the Arizona Family publication. “It’s necessary to focus […]

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With two weeks left in the shortened season, the postseason starts now for the Cubs

Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images The Cubs are attempting to play their best baseball of the season before the playoffs come. They showed that in Tuesday’s 6-5 victory over the Indians. With two weeks left in the regular season, it feels like the postseason has already started for the Cubs, who have played tight games […]

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MLB, players union agree to playoff bubble plan that includes L.A. and San Diego

During the baseball season, Dodgers players rarely stay in Los Angeles for more than 10 days at a time. If the Dodgers advance to the World Series, they could stay in Arlington, Texas, for as many as 25 consecutive days. The commissioner’s office and players union reached agreement Monday night on a postseason bubble plan […]

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A’s and Mariners Play Doubleheader Despite ‘Very Unhealthy’ Air Quality

A compressed schedule forced by the coronavirus pandemic has led Major League Baseball to find creative solutions to get a 60-game season completed by October. That determination took a turn toward dangerous on Monday when the Oakland Athletics and the Seattle Mariners played a doubleheader despite wildfires on the West Coast sending smoke pouring into […]

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StubHub, Ticketmaster win in MLB ticket lawsuit

In April, when the baseball season was put on hold because of the coronavirus outbreak, fans sued over their inability to obtain ticket refunds for unplayed games. Now, as the abbreviated season approaches its conclusion, a court for the first time has indicated what it thinks of key claims in the lawsuit. Not much. StubHub, […]

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Braves score franchise-record 29 runs in win against Marlins

Atlanta Braves’ Adam Duvall (23) hits a home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Atlanta.    | Brynn Anderson/AP On Sept. 2, 1957, Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Braves, the eventual World Series champions, hammered the Cubs 23-10 ATLANTA — Adam Duvall drove […]

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Dodgers’ Joe Kelly is close to return but doesn’t understand suspension

It’s been more than a month since Major League Baseball handed Joe Kelly an eight-game suspension for sparking a benches-clearing confrontation between the Dodgers and Houston Astros. The reliever became a folk hero for the fan base before Major League Baseball reduced his ban to five games and he landed on the injured list because […]

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Hart coach Jim Ozella says he’s inspired by his students’ commitment

It’s Jim Ozella’s 21st year as baseball coach and history teacher at Newhall Hart, and there never has been anything quite like this new one. He goes to Hart and teaches two AP history classes and two regular history classes from his computer in an empty classroom. Then he teaches his baseball class via video […]

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Mike Trout’s blast ties franchise homer mark for Angels, who outlast Astros in 11

Moments after a baseball disappeared into the outfield hedges at Angel Stadium, Mike Trout pitched his voice just loud enough for the person a few feet in front of him to hear over the din of piped-in crowd noise. “Simba,” he said, mirth evident in the comment captured by a microphone provided him by Fox […]

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Victor González nearly quit his major-league dream. Now his Dodgers career is taking off

Last August, when minor league baseball was still a thing, Victor González sat at his locker in the Oklahoma City Dodgers clubhouse a bit stupefied. He was a step from the major leagues and he couldn’t believe it. He had been a triple-A pitcher for almost two weeks and it was so shocking that he […]

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Joe Maddon offers frank assessment of Angels: ‘We need to do some work’

As teams around baseball leveraged prospect surpluses to swing meaningful trades Monday, Angels manager Joe Maddon sat in front of a Zoom-equipped iPad in the basement of Angel Stadium for the first of his videoconferences and answered questions on the daily minutiae of his basement-dwelling team. He likely hadn’t imagined spending this year’s trade deadline […]

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Letters: It’s sports, but not playing makes the headlines

Good for the NBA and good for Major League Baseball. Racism in America is rampant, and it will take continued strong actions by these athletes, as well as politicians and the police departments themselves, to turn our justice system around. It’s obvious there are two justice systems in America. One for white Americans, and one […]

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MLB created Jackie Robinson Day, but the NBA is showing them how to honor it

The story of Jackie Robinson is this: The Dodgers led, and Major League Baseball followed. On Jackie Robinson Day, the story could have been the same, with a new and timely purpose: The Dodgers led, and MLB followed. Friday marked 75 years to the day that Dodgers President Branch Rickey told Robinson the team would […]

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Dodgers’ Mookie Betts narrates MLB video tribute to Jackie Robinson

As baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day on Friday, Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts narrated a profound and pointed video shared by MLB’s social media accounts. In the 90-second clip, Betts talks over images of Robinson, other Black players of the past and present, and people marching in protest of discrimination and injustice. “I cannot say I […]

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N.B.A. ‘Boycott’ or Strike: What’s the Difference?

Athletes across the N.B.A., the W.N.B.A., Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer refused to play games on Wednesday after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday. Three N.B.A. playoff games that were scheduled for Wednesday night were postponed after the Milwaukee Bucks initiated the protest, as were three more matchups […]

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‘A lot more needs to be done’ on social justice, White Sox’ Lucas Giolito says

“It does give me hope seeing baseball players speaking up, standing up,” White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito said. “But I think that there’s a lot more that needs to be done.” | Matt Marton/AP Lucas Giolito voiced support for athletes who are boycotting games to speak out against racial injustice and police violence, but said […]

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Rare Mike Trout rookie card sells for nearly $4 million at auction, an all-time record

A rare Mike Trout-autographed baseball card set a record as the highest-selling sports card of all time Saturday night when an unnamed bidder purchased it during an online auction for $3.936 million. The 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor rookie card, sold at Goldin Auctions, broke the previous record of $3.12 million for a 1909 […]

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Angels lineup vs. Oakland Athletics: Griffin Canning tries to overcome struggles

The Angels, who have lost eight of nine games and have the second-worst record (8-19) in baseball, will look to turn their season around with a 1 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Angels right-hander Griffin Canning (0-3, 4.70 ERA) will oppose A’s right-hander Chris Bassitt (2-0, 2.93 ERA) in the Oakland Coliseum. […]

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Reds Announcer Is Suspended After Using Homophobic Slur on Air

A Fox Sports announcer who has been calling Major League Baseball games for more than 30 years was suspended on Wednesday night, the Cincinnati Reds said, after he used a homophobic slur during a live broadcast of a Reds doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. “The Cincinnati Reds organization is devastated by the horrific, homophobic […]

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Fox Sports Announcer Apologizes After Using Homophobic Slur on Air

An announcer for Fox Sports who has been calling Major League Baseball games for more than 30 years apologized on Wednesday night after he used a homophobic slur during a live broadcast of a Cincinnati Reds doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals. “I don’t know if I’m going to be putting on this headset again,” […]

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Diamond Drip: Breaking down MLB’s best swag | Baseball Tonight Live

Gary Striewski, Joon Lee and Clinton Yates hang out on Baseball Tonight Live to discuss the best uniform and shoe appearances they’ve seen in the past week in Major League Baseball; including the San Diego Padres’ road uniforms, the Toronto Blue Jays’ light blue jersey combo and Archie Bradley’s Jordan cleats. #ESPN #MLBonESPN ✔️Subscribe to […]

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No regrets? Looking back at the derailed trade between the Dodgers and Angels

About six months ago, Los Angeles was the center of the baseball world. The Dodgers had sprung for outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price in a three-way trade in early February. With that deal nearly done, they offered the Angels outfielder Joc Pederson and pitcher Ross Stripling in exchange for young, versatile infielder […]

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Terry Cannon, founder of the quirky Pasadena-based Baseball Reliquary, dies at 66

In 1951, Eddie Gaedel made his one and only appearance as a major league baseball player. He stepped to bat for the St. Louis Browns, all 3-foot-7 of him, the shortest player in the history of the league. He walked, of course, because his strike zone was all but nonexistent. The National Baseball Hall of […]

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Former major leaguer Dmitri Young hired as baseball coach at Camarillo

Former major leaguer Dmitri Young has been hired as baseball coach at Camarillo High School. Young, 46, was a high school baseball legend at Rio Mesa in Oxnard, became a first-round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1991 and spent 13 years in the majors. He has been an assistant coach for three […]

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